Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

The World Crashes Down Around Me

Custom User Avatar
More by this author
The world crashes down around me
As words cascade down the slippery bank –
So malleable before, I realize –
So hopelessly confused.
The maelstrom pummels me
Until I fall
And am caught in the raging current
Of overwhelming sorrow.
The face of the sky had seemed so perfect,
So admirable;
The virgin clouds turned their reassuring faces towards me -
How was I to perceive a battle
Raging behind the ashen clouds,
Behind the placate sapphire?
Then the flood halts –
Its words spoken in the judging light –
And I wash upon the shore;
Battered, beaten, and confused.
Who now to trust?
What future could bring solace?
I know not,
So I face away from the tributary
And slowly walk towards Forgetfulness,
Who enfolds me in his embrace.
But on evenings when the clouds converge
To mask the sky,
I glance back
And shudder at a distant thought,
An unwanted memory
Of the world crashing down around me.

Post a Comment

Be the first to comment on this article!

bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback